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Insomnia
Insomnia is trouble falling to sleep or staying asleep. One in 3 adults has bouts of insomnia.
Liver: Anatomy and Functions
Detailed anatomical description of human liver, including simple definitions and labeled, full-color illustrations
Low Back Pain
Everyone has experienced low back pain at one time or another. Most people can recover from low back pain with home treatment such as activity modification, weight loss, quitting smoking and other steps. Sometimes medication or surgery is needed.
Magic Pill for Heart Health? Cut 300 Calories a Day
Need another reason to skip dessert? A new study found that consuming just 300 fewer calories each day can help protect your heart. And it’s not just about losing weight (although shedding a few pounds could be an added bonus). In fact, people who are already lean and healthy can reap the same heart-health benefits by cutting calories as those with extra to burn.
Making Changes to Prevent Heart Disease
Your heart is a vital organ that keeps your body functioning. Unfortunately, many people don't treat it that way. They may not realize that their daily habits and lifestyle can overwork and damage their heart. So, take care of your heart and yourself. Start by making the following lifestyle changes.
Making Your Lifestyle Heart-Healthy
The millions of Americans diagnosed with heart and cardiovascular diseases can benefit from making healthy choices in their day-to-day lives.
Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is a condition that includes the presence of a cluster of risk factors specific for cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome greatly raises the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or all three.
Migraines: Should You Take Preventive Medication?
For some people, taking medication every day can help prevent migraines and make them less painful when they occur.
Moving Your Toddler from Crib to Bed
Moving your child from the crib to a first bed is a milestone event. But more than the bittersweet emotional concerns, your priorities will be safety and a healthy sleep routine.
New Advice on Opioid Overdoses
In an effort to reduce opioid-related deaths, the U.S. Surgeon General recently released a public health advisory on the use of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Coronary Heart Disease
Omega-3s are a beneficial and essential form of fat, one that your body needs but can't make.
Osteoporosis: Evaluate Your Risk
Many people are unaware they have osteoporosis until they have advanced symptoms, which may include a broken hip or wrist, low back pain or a hunched back.
Overview of Sleep Problems
There are many types of sleep disorders. They can interfere with health and quality of life. Sleep problems can range from insomnia to snoring.
Pap Tests for Older Women
Older women still need health checkups and screening tests, including regular gynecological exams.
Pregnancy and Oral Health
Regular dental checkups and cleanings, along with brushing and flossing often, are important for a healthy mouth and a health pregnancy.
Preserve Your Aging Joints
Joint replacements are safe and effective, but there’s an alternative: taking steps to care for the joints you already have. Be kind to your joints by:
Preventing Eye Strain at the Computer
If you spend hours each day working at a computer screen or other devices with screens, you may suffer from symptoms of eye strain. Eye strain is a common problem, but you can take steps to reduce your discomfort.
Preventing Sports Injuries
Good preventive steps: Warm up before you work out, alternate days for exercising certain muscle groups, and cool down when you're done.
Preventing Sports Injuries in Your Young Athlete
Balls. Bats. Bruises. Sports injuries are common in young athletes. But the physical demands, equipment, and skills needed for each sport are different. It’s important to know what to look out for in which sport to protect against injury.
Prevention of Heart Disease Starts in Childhood
You may think of heart disease as a problem for adults, not your young children. But diet and exercise habits started in childhood can begin a lifetime of heart health, or a lifetime of heart damage.
Primer: Smokeless Tobacco
Many people think using smokeless tobacco is safer than smoking. But just because there's no smoke, doesn't mean it's safe.
Protect Your Child from Medical Errors
A medical error can occur when something that was planned for medical care doesn't work, or when the wrong plan was used in the first place.
Protecting Yourself Against Medical Errors
Every year, thousands of Americans die because of medical errors. Such errors can occur anywhere in the health-care system and can involve medicines, surgery, diagnosis, equipment and lab reports.
Put a Stop to Nerve Injuries Called Stingers
Stingers occur when the shoulder and head go in opposite directions, the head is moved quickly to one side, or the area above the collarbone is hit.
Recognizing Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is behavior someone uses to control a spouse, partner, date, or elderly relative through fear and threats. Read on for detailed information.
Recognizing Emotional Abuse
Physical violence is just one form of domestic abuse. Emotional abuse can affect you in serious ways as well. Read on to learn more.
Relaxation Techniques That Really Work
To keep stress at a minimum and reduce its effects on your life, you need to find and practice healthy ways to manage it.
Rotavirus Infection in Children
Rotavirus is a contagious virus that causes nausea and diarrhea. It is the leading cause of severe infectious diarrhea in children.
Safety for You and Your Child
You can help your child by being prepared and preventing injuries from happening. It is important to take charge of your child's health and follow a program designed to help you and your family stay healthy and safe.
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